IN THE MOOD 1940s Big Band Musical Revue
January 30, 2013
IN THE MOOD is the 1940’s Big Band Theatrical Swing Dance Revue that celebrates America’s GREATEST GENERATION through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other greats of the 1940’s. Featuring a company of 19 on stage, including the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the show’s music arrangements, costumes and choreography are as authentic as it gets!
IN THE MOOD takes a retro look at SWING, the music that moved the nation’s spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. This music and dance was performed to up-tempo big band rhythms and mellow intimate ballads, a mood was set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. In The Mood immerses the audience in the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of that important time.
IN THE MOOD was conceived by Bud Forrest Washington, DC musical producer, and former accompanist to the Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the US Air Force. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and Music Director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures.
Bud Forrest Entertainment began touring IN THE MOOD in 1994 following an overwhelming response from a performance on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC. For over 19 years IN THE MOOD has continued to impact audiences with sell-out performances everywhere. Through its musical influence, it became part of the official entertainment for the World USO’s 50th commemoration of the WW II events. IN THE MOOD has performed and toured both in the U.S.A. and Europe and for the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Ball.
Presented by Artbeat, Inc., a Washington not-for-profit company.
Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes PLUS a 15 minute intermission
January 30 - 3:00 PM
January 30 - 7:30 PM